Volume 1 of A catalogue of the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke collection of Western Americana, compiled by Jeanne M. Goddard and Charles Kritzler (New Haven, 1965), is on manuscripts. In 1952 the library published A catalogue of manuscripts in the collection of western Americana founded by William Robertson Coe, Yale University Library (New Haven), compiled by Mary C. Withington.
The Beinecke Library, devoted exclusively to rare books and manuscripts, now holds over 450,000 volumes and several million transcripts in 5 major collections: the General Collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts, the (Yale) Collection of American Literature, the Collection of Western Americana, the German Literature Collection, and the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection of English literary and historical manuscripts. Additional historical manuscripts are in the Manuscripts and Archives Department of the Sterling Memorial Library.
The Joel Barlow papers in this division are also believed to contain Russian-related material. Barlow (1754–1812) was a diplomat, poet, and commercial agent.
All of the collections in the Russian archives are restricted and require the permission of the Curator of the Slavic and East European Collections and/or the donors to see.